Ok what to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi we have a broody with one egg that was going to hatch Fri. or Sat. Today is Sun. how long should I wait, Is there anything I can do to tell if it is even alive. I heard maybe a float test how do you do that?

    Thanks
     
  2. macdoogle

    macdoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 11, 2010
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    You fill a contairer with 100 degree water. You place the egg in the water. Wait for egg to settle and then see if it moves. Egg should float.
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    What do you mean move the egg itself?
     
  4. macdoogle

    macdoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chick is alive inside the egg it will move and you will see it when it's in the water.
     

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